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Old 16th Oct 2003, 21:11
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Yers but 50% of the folks they interviewed in the street had prolly been dead for three years or more, they don't let yer off work just for being dead in Haiti.

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Old 16th Oct 2003, 21:19
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Yeah sorry for the hijacking....I blame my hormones....sowwy! We'll conduct our flirting behind closed doors in future.

Boring info....I rediscovered Gene last night...listened to 2 albums and several singles. Also stuck the tape on in the car...I need a CD player in my motor...well I need a new motor. Tapes just ain't good enough for this cat no-more!

And for more boring information this has info about boring information concerning Bedlington Colliery in Northumberland - not a million miles from Draper Towers
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Old 16th Oct 2003, 21:31
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Ah Bedlington Colliery, one was a frequent diner in the Pit Canteen there in the past.
One could have roast beef yorkshire pudding and steepy peas, 2/6p
Roast Pork apple sauce and steepy peas, 2/6p
Pie chips and steepy peas. 2/-
Sausage egg and chips with steepy peas. 2/6p,
One began to suspect that Bedlington Colliery had the unusual geological feature of a two foot seam of steepy peas.
Alas long gone now, yer Pit Canteens,lots of none colliery folk, Gas men waterboard chaps telephone engineers and such would visit them for a cheap wholesome dinner in the past.
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Old 16th Oct 2003, 21:33
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I used to think Martin Rossiter was gorgeous. I wonder what he looks like now? I adore Sleep well tonight but haven't listened to any Gene for ages. Hmm, something to do tonight methinks.
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Old 16th Oct 2003, 21:34
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I see that some rocks from the Manicougan impact crater have wound up in Bristol.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2472903.stm
Since said crater is a mere 65 miles away, practically in my back yard, I shall be wanting them back.
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Old 16th Oct 2003, 22:46
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Wasn't Martin Rossiter also very gay? Even the gorgeous Miss Desk would have struggled to turn him me thinks. At least you own a few of their CDs...proves you've got a bit of taste

Boring Info....I drove a yellow car at lunch...not mine I hasten to add. Would never have had one before...will definately never have one now...everyone laughs at you for driving a stupid coloured car.
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Old 16th Oct 2003, 23:40
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Talking about rocks from space, cut-outs of a moon and a star were used in colonial times on outhouse doors to designate the gender of the intended user. Originally, the moon cut-out was for women and the star was for the men. But men's outhouses were usually such a mess that men preferred using the women's outhouses. So, eventually the use of stars were phased out.

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Old 17th Oct 2003, 00:13
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tony draper say:
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Rumours abound that that His Holyness is about to retire, would it not a good move church unity wise to elect a Prody or a Hebrew as the next Pope?.
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Herr Drapes' friends the French are way ahead on this subject.

The head of the RC church in France, the Bishop of Paris, is a Jew.(1)

The Chief Rabbi is an Arab.(2)

And they were fairly close to having a Turk for President or PM.(3)

1) Born a Jew, converted to RC while sheltered in a monastery during WW2.

2) Tunisian by birth or extraction, IIRC.

3) M. Baladur, born in Turkey.

OK OK maybe I stretch things a _little_ bit.

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Old 17th Oct 2003, 00:40
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Boring info: The painter Hieronymous Bosch didn't like a certain knifesmith very much.
Herr Drapes - are you sure that wooden cart wheel isn't your PPE issued
by your liege lord so that you can take your place in the shield wall when we have to refight
the Battle of Hastings (And this time we aint falling for any filthy French running away tricks!)
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 00:41
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Well didn't they have a lady Pope at one time,? to be fair I do not think they knew she was a lady at the time, apparently from then on and to this day, the Pontif elect has to display his nads to the assembled Cardinals before the coronation is completed.
We would have to have this Jummy Choo fellow folks are always waffling on about here, making the Shoes of the Fisherman, that would not do.
Has there ever been a English Pope,?
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 01:02
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Indeed there was, Mr Draper. Adrian IV, aka Nicholas Breakspear, born in St Albans. I don't think he is very popular with the Irish though.
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 02:06
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Might have saved themselves a lot of grief if they had just granted old Henry his divorce when he was sniffing around that Boleyn woman.
One the other hand had they done so, we would prolly be surfing on crystal sets and the newly discovered steam engine would be wowing the techy buffs at Earls Court.
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 05:31
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Just heard something very interesting on the Telly, there are apparently 4360 different types of Frog in the world.
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 06:46
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Will this thread, last as long as yesterday's poured concrete?
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 16:16
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I had a phone call at 8.40am this morning, I don't usually get calls that early.

This weekend I am not sure how to arrange my time...need to go to town shopping, also want to watch the rugby...also need to do my run (ideally both sat & sun).
Gonna be a toughie unless I have an alcohol free weekend
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 16:25
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Gonna be a toughie unless I have an alcohol free weekend
If you achieve that SIR ask young Drapes for a merit mark.
This is not pointless but, how much alcohol is consumed in a week end and what percentage go's down a ppruners throat.

Quick Lady G, If we dash there might be some hooch. Topcat maybe off it this weekend.
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 16:49
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My advice is to drink as much as much as you normaly do, just don't swallow it.
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 16:56
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I once gave similar advice to a nervous lady-friend.
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 17:05
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I once gave similar advice to a nervous lady-friend
One begins to get an insight into why you've apparently just been deskarded!

PS I see this page is number (one hundred and) sixty nine..........
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Old 17th Oct 2003, 17:07
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It wasn't any of the recent ones I gave the advice too....but I'll shut up now...I've dug a deep enough hole as it is.



Boring info, I can tie a tie using 3 different methods. Usually I go for a half-windsor. Only occasionally do I go for the Full Windsor. (haven't used the over & round & round method since I left school).
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